And so it begins.
In Richmond on Saturday before a crowd of 1,000 Democrats, Senator Tim Kaine attacked his Republican opponent, Corey Stewart. From the Washington Post:
“My opponent likes to praise and encourage white supremacists, those who organize hate-filled rallies like the tragedy in Charlottesville and perpetrate online filth and anti-Semitism,” Kaine said. “This week the American press was filled with stories about his bizarre connections to spreaders of hate. And Israeli newspapers were filled with articles about his ties to notorious anti-Semites. Is this who Virginia is in 2018? Is this what the Senate needs?”
“We have a president right now who is tearing apart families who are coming to seek refuge in this country,” Kaine said. “On the night before Father’s Day, that’s what this nation has come to with this president. … Is there any doubt that if these children had light skin and were speaking English that they wouldn’t be loaded into cells and rooms in a windowless Walmart in the hundreds and the thousands on the southern border of this country?”
Yup, Republicans are racists who hate Hispanic children. How many times do we have to hear that? Doesn’t anyone, with at least half a brain, know that’s absurd?
Corey Stewart responded to Kaine,
“I challenge Tim Kaine and his left-wing media buddies to find one racist thing I’ve ever said,” Stewart said Sunday in a text message. “Kaine’s obsessed with me and doesn’t want to talk about his own record. Why? Because Tim Kaine has done nothing over the last six years other than run for Vice President and call people racist. Virginians need a Senator who will support the President to Make America Great Again. That’s what I’m going to do as U.S. Senator.”
Corey Stewart has distanced himself from White Supremacist Jason Kessler and anti-Semite, pro white, Congressional candidate from Wisconsin, Paul Nehlen. Stewart now says he only met Kessler twice and was not familiar with the extreme views of either Kessler or Nehlen when he praised them.